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This week’s Racing – 21st June 2017

It wasn’t just the longest day in June but the hottest day in June for more than 40 years!  But this didn’t stop 12 RSE runners competing in this race.  First home for the club was Mark Manley in 43.39, followed by Martin Pitts 51.26, Elaine Chapman and Sharon Smith 55.11 (LV60), Kirsty Pitts 57.36, Nadine Brown 1.03.16, Tracy Edginton 1.06.04, Sallie Clatworthy 1.08.14, Pauline Tilbury 1.08.56, Amy Breakspear 1.11.55, Tracey Pitts and Caroline Terry 1.17.45. Great running everyone well done.
Also as one of the challenges for RSE’s 10th Anniversary celebrations is to compete in 10 10’ks this year, this race saw 3 of our runners complete the challenge.  Well done to Nadine Brown, Pauline Tilbury and Kirsty Pitts.


Saturday saw the 25th annual Cotswold Way Relay.  The race started at Chipping Camden and then took the runners along 102 miles of the beautiful, stunning, hilly route of the Cotswold Way to finally finish in Bath.  Running Somewhere Else entered 2 teams of 10 with each completing a leg of the course, with varying amounts of difficulty and distance.
Congratulations to all who competed, it is truly an amazing event – Leg 1 Henry Church, Kirsty Pitts, Leg 2 Ben Chapman, Ollie Hazel, Leg 3 Sharon Smith, John Buck, Leg 4 Nick Duncan, Stephen Priestnall, Leg 5 Nadine Brown, Martin Sherriff, Leg 6 Laurie and Graham Aitchison, Leg 7 Sallie Clatworthy, Teresa Hazelwood, Leg 8 Elaine Chapman, Amelia Culshaw, Leg 9 Dave Witlow, Caroline Coates and Leg 10 Paul Coates and Richard Marshall.
Great running from Matt Lambourne at the Giants Head Marathon on Saturday.  The hilly, tough, off road marathon takes in the amazing views of the Sydling and Cerne valleys in Dorset and includes the famous Cerne Giant.  Matt finished in 4.34.21.
Well done to 5 RSE runners who ran in the challenging Sherbourne 10k on Sunday, the route took the runners around the streets of the quiet village and then lead them out into countryside to embark on a multi terrain course with some steep climbs included.  First home for the club was Ollie Hazel, followed by Sharon Smith 55.52 (1st LV65), Jenny Hoffman 1.07.25, Kate Potter 1.08 (2nd LV65) and Louise Abbott 1.15. (official results to follow).
Well done to Elspeth Murano who ran in the Cheltenham Race for life 10k on Sunday in aid of Cancer research.  The race started at the racecourse and then took the runners through nearby fields, along woodchip paths and finished back at the racecourse.
Swindon – Martyn Joyce 20.53, Jonathan Lewis 25.48, Caroline Sandercock 33.02.

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